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Career Education workshop held

Kneeling left to right: Eddie Nicholson, Melvin Triplett, Jonathan Johnson
Standing left to right: Brunette Coleman, Christina Hopkins, Tamika Hull, Cora McDuffy, Sarah Wragg, Sharon Fuller

By Press Reports

 

Congratulations to a recent group of participants for completing the Building Strong Families (BSF) Career Education workshop. The class was held last month on the campus of East Central Community College (ECCC) in Louisville. The career … Read more

Texas Johnny Brown leaves behind blues legacy

Texas Johnny Brown performs in downtown Ackerman after the unveiling of a Blues Trail marker in his honor in September 2011. Brown died July 1, 2013.

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

Blues musician Texas Johnny Brown died July 1 while fighting lung cancer. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2013. His son, Shawn Brown, cared for him until he took his last … Read more

Troop 41 receives certificate of appreciation

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Boy Scout Troop 41 receives a Certificate of Appreciation from American Legion Post #82 for participating in the 2013 Memorial Day event held at the National Guard Armory.
Pictured is (left to right) Kyle Lucas, Clay Crowder, Scoutmaster Marty Crowder … Read more

Locals attend National Scout Jamboree

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36 Boy Scouts and four adult leaders left Sunday, July 14 for the National Scout Jamboree at the brand new Summit Bechtel Reserve near Beckley, West Virginia. This is a contingent Troop made up of Boy Scouts from across the … Read more

NJCAA names Cutts All-American

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From press reports

 

Northeast Mississippi Community College utility player Andrea Cutts of Ackerman has cemented her place in the Lady Tiger softball record books.

Cutts was just one of three Mississippi players to be honored by the National Junior … Read more

Pet of week

 

Patches is a 3 month old mixed breed, possibly feist/beagle mix. She is current on shots and will be spayed. Her adoption fee is $40. She is very playful and loves attention. Please call 285-9006 for information and to … Read more

4H Pet Club volunteers

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Members of the 4H Pet Club volunteered at the Choctaw County Animal Shelter last week to help clean the area. Pictured is (left to right) Collier Easley, Kierson Easley and Chipper and Karlyn Curtis. Submitted photo

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EMCC ranked preseason No. 6 in the nation

From school reports

 

SCOOBA – The two-time reigning MACJC North Division football champions of East Mississippi Community College have earned a No. 6 preseason ranking by JCGridiron.com in its annual Dirty 30 national junior college rankings.

Including all junior … Read more

Chamber reaches out to residents

From Lara Bowman

Executive Director, Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

 

To better communicate with residents of Choctaw County, I will be providing a weekly column to the The Choctaw Plaindealer about activities and topics of interest regarding the Chamber … Read more

Back to School Field Day set for August 3

By Press Reports

 

On August 3 the Choctaw County High School Alumni Association will sponsor its Fifth Annual Back to School Field Day in Ackerman at the Tom Glasgow Park. All school-aged children along with their parents are invited … Read more